it is difficult to see the hand of God at work in the day to day events
of life. Although we know He is,
we do tend to not be observant of it.
So it is that I believe God wakes us up once in awhile making it
impossible not to see His loving action at work.
The realization of the Chapel that you read about in this
newsletter is one such happening for our community and most especially
for me. The chain of events that
led the Errico family to find us because of their surname connection;
the fact that they had in mind a Chapel honoring their parents
and we wished for a Chapel that we could not fund; the connection to the
same area of southern Italy, circumstances that cannot be reasoned away.
Finally, one of the major donors of the family was married over
50 years ago on October 29, the
Feast of our Founder, Blessed Gaetano.
Godís providence was spoken of widely on the day of the
dedication and each of those attending felt and knew it in their hearts
for sure. I know for me, I feel a kind of awe, once again, along with
the absolute knowledge that we have been blessed to be renewed and
reassured of Godís loving hand with us always.
May the peace
and love of Christ fill your hearts,
Father John Perdue, M.SS.CC.